The Year My Mother Came Back by Alice Eve Cohen audiobook

The Year My Mother Came Back: A Memoir

By Alice Eve Cohen
Read by  Alice Eve Cohen

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665154901

  • ISBN: 9781665154888

  • ISBN: 9781665154895

Runtime: 5.89 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Thirty years after her death, Alice's mother appears to her, seemingly in the flesh, and continues to do so during the hardest year Alice has had to face: the year her youngest daughter needs surgery, her eldest daughter decides to track down her birth mother, and the year Alice gets a daunting diagnosis. As it turns out, it's entirely possible for the people we've lost to come back to us when we need them the most.

Although letting her mother back into her life is not an easy thing, Alice navigates it with humor, intelligence, and honesty. What she learns is that she must revisit her childhood, and allow herself to be a daughter once more, in order to take care of her own girls. Eventually, understanding and then forgiving her mother's parenting transgressions leads her to accept herself and to the realization that she doesn't have to be perfect to be a good mother.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A riveting journey.” Julie Metz, New York Times bestselling author of Perfection
“A perfect book. I want to tell everyone, every mother, every daughter, to read it.” Abigail Thomas, bestselling author of A Three Dog Life
“I love, love, love this book. It’s so rich, so real, and so moving…An astonishingly wonderful book—I was enthralled.” Caroline Leavitt, bestselling author of Pictures of You
“Compassionate, compelling, and told in luscious prose that practically begs you to sink in and linger, Cohen’s imaginative story and its fascinating characters will stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page.” Jessie Sholl, author of Dirty Secret

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Author

Author Bio: Alice Eve Cohen

Author Bio: Alice Eve Cohen

Alice Eve Cohen is a writer and solo theater artist. Her first memoir, What I Thought I Knew, won the Elle’s Lettres Grand Prix for Nonfiction; it was selected as one of Oprah Magazine’s 25 Best Books of Summer and Salon’s Best Books of the Year. She has written for Nickelodeon, CTW, and CBS, and has toured her solo shows and plays to theaters, festivals, and schools, nationally and internationally. Her writing about arts in education has been published in nine languages, and she has written for various print and online publications. She holds a BA from Princeton University and an MFA from The New School. Alice teaches at The New School and lives with her family in New York City. She is currently working on a novel.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 5.89
Audience: Adult
Language: English